Since I started school, field work, research (part-time) work and several other responsibilities (which are wonderfully fulfilling), I've been asked over and over how I have time to date. I think about it a lot myself too.
I'm a big believer in the idea that we make time for the things that are important for us. We always have (or find) time for our top priority. Of course, what the top priority is may vary from day to day, hour to hour, moment to moment.
But with so much going on in my life, I've begun to feel that the time I set aside for dating feels like my "spare time." Every time I'm trying to sort out the logistics of a date, I have all those other responsibilities to put first, to navigate and make sure they are taken care of. Only then can I carve out a few hours for a date.
I'm confident that I have my priorities straight and I'm serious about searching for a wife, but it has been feeling a bit like an afterthought or a hobby... something I'm doing when I simply have a bit of time that isn't taken up by other parts of my life.